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School nurses defend PPS teachers accused of misusing sick time

The letter is in response to accusations made by the district that some teachers are misusing sick leave. PORTLAND, Oregon — More than 30...

Families rally to save Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in NE Portland

Hundreds rallied to encourage district officials to take the school out of consideration as a possible relocation site for Harriet Tubman Middle School. PORTLAND,...

Portland man designs website to track COVID test kit availability

The site tracks multiple websites selling at-home COVID-19 test kits, making it easier for shoppers to find them. PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland software...

'We are increasing risk tolerance': Oregon hospitals allow COVID-positive employees to return to work

Facing staffing shortages and increased patient loads, hospitals are tapping into relaxed CDC guidelines to bring back employees with mild COVID symptoms. PORTLAND, Oregon...

'It's more extreme than we've seen': Flood damage hits coastal Oregon highways

Heavy rain and wind walloped the coast range, leading to landslides, flooding and damaged roads. CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. — Floodwaters damaged multiple highways along...

Portlanders wait for hours in the cold to get a COVID test

Winter weather forced some testing sites to temporarily close this week as demand for testing continues to grow during the holidays. PORTLAND, Oregon —...

'They just want some answers': Demand for COVID tests spikes amid omicron variant, holiday gatherings

Although many people are finding it difficult to get a COVID test, plans are underway to expand testing sites in Oregon. PORTLAND, Oregon —...

'They were every bit our neighbors': Vigils honor those who lived and died on the streets

The night of remembrance shed light on those who are still living without shelter and in need of help. PORTLAND, Oregon — Communities in...

'They feel represented': Woodburn band students celebrate heritage through mariachi

Student bandmembers represent multiple racial backgrounds, but all celebrate the music and culture of mariachi. WOODBURN, Oregon — For more than 17 years, Woodburn...

'It gives me a lot of hope': Arbor Lodge winter shelter helps people into permanent housing

With temperatures dropping near freezing, local nonprofits are helping people get out of the cold while thinking of their futures. PORTLAND, Oregon — Four...

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